Can I use placeholders?

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Last Post: March 9, 2009   (RSS)

By terryally - March 8, 2009


Is there a way to use placeholders in CMSB which are similar in scope to the ones in Article Manager?


I create a news article. In Article Manager, I can upload images with captions etc and then place them in my article.

In CMSB, the option is to place the image directly into the article body but doing it that way does not afford me the opportunity to put a caption on it. Alternative is to upload an image separately but then the problem is inserting it into the text body.

Any ideas?


Re: [gkornbluth] Can I use placeholders?

By terryally - March 9, 2009

Hi Jerry,

My enquiry is slightly different.

I know that for each upload all these things are included. In Article Manager the same obtains. The point of departure for the two is that with Artman I can grab everything through a single placeholder (e.g. ***image1***, ***image2:left***) and position them in the text of my article.

In CMSB, I need to find a way to replicate this.

Does that make sense??


Re: [terryally] Can I use placeholders?

By Dave - March 9, 2009

Hi Terry,

There's no way to enter extra caption data on wysiwyg uploads right now, except for manually entering it below the image in the wysiwyg. So nothing for that right now.

The wysiwyg does have the ability to have what they call "snippets" or "templates" which are little blocks of html code. So that would be one way to insert a table or frame for an image that had a space for a caption below it. But that might take a bit of work to get going properly.
Dave Edis - Senior Developer